- The Moon is in Pisces until 3:00 AM, after which the Moon transits Aries.
- The void Moon continues until 3:00 AM (since yesterday at 7:30 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 14th, and the New Moon will happen on the 22nd.
- The Sun spends its first full day in Taurus (the Sun transits Taurus from April 19 to May 20).
**Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Daily Horoscopes/Astro Highlights for each Sign:
AriesThe Moon moves into your sign today, dear Aries, and emotions run a little higher than usual for a couple of days. Still, today’s energies are complicated for your practical affairs or comfort levels. With the Sun and Saturn forming a challenging aspect, you may need to address a problem area related to a friendship, project, or money matter. Blocks or obstacles can be temporarily deflating and discouraging. You can be particularly sensitive to rejection or to feeling excluded. If you’re dealing with a humbling experience now, aim to take the lesson from it and move forward a little wiser. A good strategy may be to focus on your own commitments and responsibilities and do your best to meet them. Focusing on what you can control can help minimize frustrations. While there can be initial discouragement, believing in yourself based on a realistic assessment of your capabilities leads to more natural confidence. A step by step approach and a focus on essentials and priorities will be in your best interests now.
TaurusYou’re in excellent shape for personal projects and interests or studies today, dear Taurus. Still, the Moon’s move into your privacy sector for a couple of days suggests it’s a good idea to unwind and release pressure. A Sun-Saturn square reminds you of the rules or limits of a situation, and you can be quite sensitive to criticism or blockages today. It’s a time for working towards a long-term goal and reminding yourself that patience will be rewarded, rather than worrying too much about temporary obstacles. Rising above it means you win. You may not get what you want just now, likely due to career or other responsibilities and limitations, but any slowdowns experienced today can help you focus your attention on those things that truly matter in the long term. Today is about reshuffling your priorities and finding better, more efficient ways to get things done. Today’s energies remind you of the need for more organization or self-discipline.
GeminiWith the Sun in your privacy sector now, dear Gemini, this is a time of year for letting go of bad habits or tying up loose ends and wrapping up a project. The Sun and Saturn are moving towards a square aspect, however, and you may be seeing a project or situation for its flaws. It may be difficult to get through your routine, or delays can play with your enthusiasm and motivation levels. As much as you’d prefer to lay low and get the rest you need, obligations are likely to pull you out of your comfort zone now. For some, tension can magnify over a difference of opinion, a feeling of dread about facing a problem area, or a sense that your future is limited. Because emotional energy is running low, it can take longer than usual to get through your tasks. You might decide to fight feelings of being overwhelmed by tackling something small to begin with and aiming to do more in steps going forward. Even if there are delays, you might discover ways to improve plans and projects while you wait. As well, it can be a good time for getting the right information to move a money matter forward.
CancerWith the Sun in your solar eleventh house, you want to do your own thing these days, dear Cancer. Today, responsibilities and duties can loom large in your mind, however. Problems encountered now are merely reality checks, slowing you down just enough to make necessary refinements. A plan or dream may hit some snags, or it may no longer seem feasible. Even so, it may only take some refinement of your expectations to get back on track. As well, it’s important to avoid cutting corners, because as Saturn challenges the Sun, this is a day for paying closer attention to rules and details for best results. Tense feelings about a relationship may emerge, and it’s best not to jump to conclusions–let things play out before passing judgment. On a personal level, you might be in the mood to challenge yourself. You can surprise yourself with a bold approach to a tricky matter. The Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart suggests a real need to take care of business and to take on your responsibilities.
LeoThe Sun is currently transiting your solar tenth house, dear Leo, turning your attention to career, life path goals, and significant structures in your life. A Sun-Saturn square reminds you to think in simpler terms and get the basics right before moving forward. Others may seem to be standing in the way of your progress, but with a little effort and focus on your own goals, this can be a good time for making important tweaks that contribute to long-term success. For some, there can be a feeling that a partnership is restricting you from achieving your goals or reaching your potential, and this can be frustrating. Take things one step at a time, and don’t be afraid to go without just for the time being. You may need to pare things down to move forward. Any apparent slowdowns occurring now require patience. While obligations can feel burdensome in spots today, you also have opportunities to grow through your experiences.
VirgoYou’re seeking a little more freedom or freeform activities with the Sun now in your spirit sector, dear Virgo. Today, however, you could be feeling hesitant or blocked as the Sun heads toward a square to Saturn. This transit is a signal to get back to basics or to get something right before pushing forward. There’s no need to go against the tide. It’s a time for correcting problems that may have accumulated due to shortcuts taken in the past. Disorganization may need to be addressed and handled. Seeing errors and fixing them now means you’ll be freer and more confident later. You could be feeling drained such that work and daily responsibilities can seem more overwhelming than usual. Slowing down can help you reorient yourself and adjust your expectations for the better.
LibraWith the Sun now in your intimacy sector, dear Libra, the deeper side of life draws you right in. With the Sun square Saturn, however, tensions can emerge. If you catch yourself seeing the negative when you could be doing something more constructive, try to tame the urge. Your ability to see the flaws is enhanced now, which can be put to good use. Following rules, streamlining, and simplifying are important strategies today since doing so will reduce waste and save you time in the longterm, even if it feels as if it’s slow going right now. For some, someone may be discouraging your more playful side, or there can be a feeling of being censored in a relationship. Temporary setbacks may discourage you now, but they could also lead to greater happiness later, so be as patient as you can. This aspect is about taking care of your future self, even if it means sacrificing your comfort levels right now.
ScorpioTry not to read too much into today’s apparent slowdown, dear Scorpio, as the flaws of a situation seem more prominent than the strengths. With a Sun-Saturn square, you could be second-guessing a partner, a plan, or yourself. Try to use a temporary block, hesitation, or delay as a chance to catch your breath. You might come to a more realistic assessment of a relationship or project as a result. Don’t let insecurity prevent you from opportunity, but do wait for a better day to pursue your desires more directly. Keep in mind that people may be a little tight or spare with their emotions, or they’re withholding, but it’s temporary. Aim to slow down, follow the rules, and discipline yourself, as patience has its rewards in the form of long-term benefits. Start small and work one step at a time. Saturn asks you to simplify and doesn’t want you to rush/ If you invest yourself in a plan to strengthen and rebuild patiently and methodically, you’ll ultimately save a lot of time and energy.
SagittariusMotivation or energy levels may seem to wane just a little as the Sun and Saturn reach a square, dear Sagittarius. Timing may be off, or a delay can be part of the picture. You see the flaws of a situation more than usual, and this helps you identify what needs fixing before you move forward. Still, as you are more aware of, or sensitive to, limits and restrictions, it can be somewhat discouraging. It’s best to remind yourself that taking your time to perfect something will be more rewarding and satisfying in the long run. Daily affairs, errands, or odd jobs and duties can serve to frustrate if they get in the way of your ability to thrive in your work or if they drain you of energy. Simplifying is vital for best results. Adjusting expectations is important, and it’s wise to consider that a reality check can help you get back on track.
CapricornWhile the Sun’s transit is now bringing more playful and expressive energy into your life in general, dear Capricorn, there are natural breaks to this flow, and today may be one of those times. Insecurity or responsibility might hold you back from expressing yourself openly and naturally. A Sun-Saturn square reminds you of certain realities and practical factors related to recent projects and relationship developments. Your attention turns to limitations, likely having to do with resources, including money. Another possibility with this combination is the sense that others are not treating you for what you’re worth or deserve. It’s important to be patient, to think in realistic, practical terms, and to learn from any setbacks or discouraging situations. Taking a lesson from a humbling experience can be very worth your while, saving you time and energy in the long run. Attention to practical matters now brings rewards later, but it’s helpful to remind yourself of a special dream or goal as you put in the work or make a sacrifice.
AquariusToday’s energies are good for attention to detail and for advances in work or health arenas, dear Aquarius, but you could feel a little tied down in spots. Current blocks can slow you down long enough to see potential problems or drawbacks that previously escaped your attention. With the Sun now in your home and family sector, the need to get comfortable is strong. Still, today, you might deal with competing desires to be nurtured and to get things done independently. A Sun-Saturn challenging aspect can serve as a valuable checkpoint, but it can present as a frustrating one. It reminds you of rules, restrictions, and limitations, and it’s time for adjusting a plan or initiative rather than pushing ahead. You may need to get nagging problems out of the way before you can enjoy some peace. This is the first such aspect since Saturn entered your sign in March, and you could feel a little cut off or unappreciated. If so, aim to be more explicit about your needs rather than wait for others to jump to your aid. Still, energy may be low just for now, so wait things out and return to projects (or sensitive conversations) another day when you feel refreshed.
PiscesWhile you can feel quite encouraged with personal interests and projects today, dear Pisces, the need to slow down and possibly deal with some blocks is likely as the day advances. A Sun-Saturn aspect can make it too easy to focus on what’s not working in your life, better use of your energy would be to work on straightening out problems and details. Areas that need work become apparent today. Focusing on what’s good for you in the long term help, although things can feel a little slow or restrictive for now. The desire to reach out and share your story or connect with others can reach some blocks. Fears of being too vulnerable or of putting yourself out there can emerge. It’s important to note that this transit has the effect of magnifying problem areas, and this helps you identify and work on resolving them. Keep in mind that you may be judging yourself or your performance too harshly, but taking notes or lessons from whatever is happening now will probably serve you best. It may be better to think things through and wait things out.
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Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts:
Planet Color Key: The longer the bar, the slower the aspecting planet and the longer the duration of the planet’s transit.
The purple marker above shows where we are in the current moon phase cycle.